Funded predominantly by the club and the local community, Ilkley Rugby Club’s new home has an iconic design that echoes the spectacular hill-scape around it. With multi-use sports and social facilities, the clubhouse is built on a suspended floor to raise it above the floodplain. The new facility is very popular and the club’s profile has never been higher. Architect: Design Studio North
This multi-purpose sports hall was a design and build project, and our fourth construction project for this prestigious private school. Sutcliffe demolished the existing building and the site levelled before foundations were piled and construction started. Inside is a fully-equipped modern sports hall designed for multiple uses as well as team sports. The partly-stone clad building blends with the environment and is a fabulous showpiece that has a unique feature – its under-floor heating is fed by heat exchangers from a local water source. Architect: Squires and Brown
This multi-purpose hall was our first project for Westville House School and the start of a long-term development plan by this private preparatory school. Built over nine months in 2002, the 6,826 sqft (635 sqm) hall was subject to planning controls to ensure that it blended into the school’s garden and adjacent woodland in Ilkley. Timber cladding was used to achieve this with great effect. Located at the rear of this busy school, a strict work and delivery schedule with traffic control and high levels of health and safety was required throughout the construction to ensure safe access and keep disruption to a minimum for pupils, parents and staff. The hall has tiered seating that is electrically operated for easy storage and assembly, making this a flexible and useable space. Architect: John and Jennifer Wharton.